Upgrading the version of Seagull License Server Follow


BarTender Content Team

This articles applies to BarTender 2016 and below.


Upgrading Seagull License Server to a new version requires installing the new version and activating it with the upgraded product key code.


Locate your existing Seagull License Server

If you don't know where your current Seagull License Server is located, then your first step is to find where Seagull License Server is installed on your network.

Locating the Seagull License Server on Your Network


Download new version

Download the version of the BarTender Suite you purchased and have it available on the Server or PC you will be performing the upgrade on.

Note: The email you received with your upgraded Product Key Code should also include a download link for the new software version.

Download the installer for your version. Click "Other versions and options" then choose your version from the dropdown list. Note that our site does not work with Internet Explorer.


Install and activate Seagull License Server

  1. Once the BarTender download has completed run the download.
  2. Select the Language for the installation from the drop-down list.
  3. Click OK.

In the BarTender Setup window it should show your previously installed version along with the version you will be replacing:

  1. Click Next.
  2. Read and accept the terms in the License Agreement by checking the box next to “I accept the terms in the license agreement”:
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the correct Edition of the BarTender Software Suite you have purchased.
Note: The email with your upgraded Product Key Code should include the Edition of the BarTender Suite you have purchased.
  1. Click Next.
  2. In the next window select the drop-down list to select what to install.
  3. Select "Seagull License Server Only".

  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Install.

Once the installation has finish you will be prompted to activate.

  1. Click Activate Now.
  2. Enter the Product Key Code provided in your email.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Read the Activation Policy and check the box “I Agree” in order to proceed.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the Country where the Seagull License Server will be activated.
  7. Click Next.

The next window will advise you about having a working internet connection.

  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Finish.

You should have now completed your activation of the Seagull License Server.

You should now be looking at the BarTender Setup window again.

  1. Click Next.

Optional (but encouraged): Register your new license by selecting “Register Online Now”.

  1. After registration is complete return to the BarTender Setup.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Finish.

Installation and Activation should now have been successful.


Starting the Seagull License Server application

In the steps below make sure to select: Seagull License Server, NOT Seagull License Server Remote Administrator.


Seagull License Server versions 10.0 and higher:

Windows 7/Windows XP

  • Windows Start Menu > All Programs > BarTender Suite > Seagull License Server

Windows 8/Server 2012

  • If you do not have a start menu, search installed programs for “Seagull License Server”.

 Windows 10

  • Windows start menu > BarTender (version number) > Seagull License Server


For Seagull License Server versions 9.4 and lower:

Windows 7/Windows XP

  • Windows Start Menu > All Programs > Seagull License Server > Seagull License Server


When the Seagull License Server application is launched it will tell you the License Server needs to be started.

  1. Click "Start Seagull License Server Now".
  2. You may close the Seagull License Server as it should now be running as a Windows System Service.

Your Seagull License Server has now been successfully upgraded, activated, and started.



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